Four Steps to Starting a Program
Use the Quick Start Guide or follow these four steps to implement a flag program in your organization:
1. Purchase the flags
A set of 5 flags costs about $100. Here are some flag ordering tips.
2. Educate your organization and the community
Schools may want to check out additional materials specifically for students and teachers, and put up the Air Quality Flag poster in hallways or classrooms to remind everyone what the colors mean.
3. Fly the day's flag
4. Take actions when the air quality is unhealthy
See what actions to take for each color with the activity guides, while still keeping the community active.
Please complete this online registration form when you adopt a flag program. EPA will add your organization to the online list of program participants and will send you an official certificate for display.